Staff and Adjunct Faculty
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
As Vice President for Law Enforcement Education and Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall management, operations and curriculum development. He provides general oversight of the Schools of Leadership, Center for Law Enforcement Ethics and the Law Enforcement Technical Assistance Program. He assures program quality and organizational/educational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.
The ILEA is one of the nation’s premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors. For more than fifty years, the Institute has worked to prepare course participants for today’s challenging management and ethical issues. Its programs and services focus on adapting successful private-sector models to set a standard of excellence for law enforcement.
Prior to his appoint as Director, Gregory served the ILEA for more than 17 years. He promoted to the rank of Associate Director and was the administrator of School of Executive Leadership, the Schools of Police Supervision and Diversity Education Programs. He is also responsible for developing and conducting in-service police training programs for multiple agencies throughout the United States and Canada.
From 1990-1999, Mr. Smith served as a Texas Peace Officer with the Baylor University-Medical Police Department in Dallas, Texas. He served in Patrol and managed the Crime Prevention and Community Services Section. He was instrumental in establishing numerous programs designed to reduce crime, prevent workplace violence and mediate workplace and community disputes for the Baylor Health Care System.
Gregory served more than 21 years with the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. His military career began with his enlistment into the Indiana National Guard in 1981, where he served as a Cavalry Scout and Military Police Officer. During his career he progressed in ranks from Private to Major, and has held numerous positions in the Infantry Corps at Company, Battalion, Brigade and Theater levels.
In the area of professional development, Mr. Smith has coauthored a book on diversity communication, Navigating Diversity: An Advocates Guide Through the Maze of Race, Gender, Religion and More. He is also a Qualified Administer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.), and a National Training Associate with the Insight Learning Foundation.
In his hometown, Mr. Smith has served on the City of Arlington=s Youth and Families Board; the Arlington Independent School District=s Financial Review Committee; and is currently an active football coach, basketball referee and Central Branch Advisory Board Member with the YMCA. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the 53rd School of Police Supervision of the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with Minors in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Gregory is married to Tammera who is a public school teacher. They have four children: daughter Natjar and sons= Adam, Stanton, and Stayton. They reside in Arlington.
Scholar-in-Residence, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
Richard N. Holden accepted a part-time position with the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration as Scholar-in-Residence beginning September 1, 2015. Dr. Holden will be overseeing the Center for Law Enforcement Ethics. The Ethics Center is one of the earliest forums developed specifically to focus a critical dialogue on ethical issues in policing.
Dr. Holden is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas at Dallas, a position he began in September, 2010. In addition, from 2011 to 2015 he was Associate Director of Education and Training for the Caruth Police Institute (CPI), housed within the Dallas, Texas Police Department and from to 2013 to 2015 he was Interim Director of CPI. Prior to coming to Texas, Dr. Holden was Director of the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program (SLATT) a federally funded program, from December, 2004 to August, 2010.
In 2004, Dr. Holden retired from the Criminal Justice Department at Central Missouri State University. Prior to his retirement, he held the position of professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department since 1980. He has studied violent political movements since the early 1980s. Besides terrorism, Holden’s primary interest is criminal justice management and law enforcement. He has written two editions of a police management book and an introduction to law enforcement textbook. In addition, he wrote numerous articles for professional journals and regularly presented research papers at scholarly conferences.
Holden holds a doctor of philosophy degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Science degree in human relations and management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Abilene Christian University.
Manager of Operations, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
Ms. Tracy Harris is responsible for coordinating and supervising all activities related to program negotiation/contracting, logistical support and administrative functions necessary for the delivery of educational programs. She also serves as ILEA’s Adjunct Faculty Coordinator and Alumni Liaison.
Prior to joining the Institute, Tracy worked in the banking industry as Executive Loan Assistant. After experiencing a downturn in the financial market of the late 1980’s, she joined The Center for American and International Law and began working for the Institute in Law Enforcement Administration in 1990 as a Staff Administrative Assistant. Tracy’s work was recognized with a promotion to Office Manager for The Center for American and International Law in 1999. Tracy rejoined ILEA in 2003.
She is the mother of two daughters, Lindsey a graduate of Texas Tech University and Alexandria a graduate of the University of North Texas. She enjoys spending time with her two granddaughters, traveling and working on home projects.
Staff Assistant, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
Ms. Zaccardo is a staff administrative assistant working primarily with The Center for Law Enforcement Ethics. Ms. Zaccardo has over 10 years of service with The Center for American and International Law.
- Roy E. Alston, Ph.D., Lieutenant, Dallas Police Dept., TX
- Gregory Anderson, Chief, Oak Forest Police Dept., IL
- Patricia L. Bates, Diversity Consultant, Dallas, TX
- Theron L. Bowman, Ph.D., Deputy City Manager, City of Arlington, TX
- Jeffrey Chamberlain, Attorney at Law, Albany, NY
- Alejandro (Alex) del Carmen, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, TX
- Cheryl L. Dunlop, Director of Administrative Services, City of Rockwall, TX
- Timothy J. Freesmeyer, Etico Solutions, Inc., Macomb, IL
- Eric J. Fritsch, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
- David Golden, Senior Intelligence Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, TSA, Dallas, TX
- Rusty K. Goodpaster, Executive Director, Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, IN
- Mark R. Hafner, Chief, Keller Police Dept., TX
- Andrew Harvey, Major, Dallas Police Dept., TX
- Lauretta Hill, Deputy Chief, Miami Beach Police Dept., FL
- Richard A. Holden, Interim Director, Caruth Police Institute, Dallas, TX
- David N. James, Chief (Ret.), Carrollton Police Dept., TX
- Gregory K. Jones, Training Manager, Baylor Health Care System DPS, Dallas, TX
- John Jones, Ph.D., Professor (Ret.), Law and Justice Centre, Sir Sanford Fleming College, Ontario, Canada
- Douglas Kowalski, Chief, Prosper Police Dept., TX
- Timothy J. Longo, Sr., Chief, Charlottesville Police Dept., VA
- Thomas E. Meloni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, IL
- Michael J. Mirarchi, Attorney and Employment Law Consultant, Mirarchi Management Group, Plano, TX
- Catherine J. Nanton, M.A., Professor, Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada
- Colin Nanton, Chaplain, Woodstock Police Service, Ontario, Canada
- Steven M. Otto, Business Development Consultant, Public Safety Services for Multi-Health Systems, Bedford, TX
- Judy Pal, Director of Operations, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA), Malvern, PA
- Daniel T. Primozic, Ph.D., Consultant, McKinney, TX
- John M. Ray, Ph.D., Executive Chief Deputy, Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Ft. Worth, TX
- Charles A. Rohre, Senior Consultant, The Waters Consulting Group, Dallas, TX
- Patt Scheckel-Hollingsworth, Police Academy Supervisor, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX
- A. Jay Six, Jr., Chief Deputy, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Dept., Fort Worth, TX
- Rick Smith, Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
- Warren Spencer, Attorney, Euless, TX
- Kristin Spivey, Detention Manager, Grand Prairie Police Dept., TX
- Mark Stallo, Ph.D., Lieutenant, Dallas Police Dept., TX
- Mac Tristan, Chief, Coppell Police Dept., TX
- Joe C. Tooley, Attorney, Rockwall, TX
- Diane Wetherbee, Attorney, McKamie Krueger LLP, Dallas, TX
- Cheryl Wilson, Chief, Lancaster Police Dept., TX